Ellis Paul ((Peyton Tochterman opens)
- Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
- Unity Church of Lawrence, 9th & Madeline
- Cost: $20
- Age limit: All ages
Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices of the American singer- songwriter world. He was a principle leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, which helped revitalize the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk/pop style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 1990's. For years, he has been among the singer songwriter circuit's most popular and dependable headliners with fiercely loyal fans all over the globe. Ellis' charismatic, personally authentic performance style, has influenced a generation of artists drawing from the appeal of pop blending with the authenticity of folk. Ellis is one of the most pop-friendly of today's singer-songwriters. He has bridged the gulf between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger more successfully than perhaps any of his songwriting peers. “Wise, tender, brilliant and biting, Ellis is one of our best human compasses, marking in melodies and poems where we've been and where we might go if we so choose to!” --Nora Guthrie (Woody Guthrie's daughter) . The winner of 13 Boston Music Awards (second only to Aerosmith), Ellis Paul was aptly described by the Boston Globe as “Literate, provocative, urbanely romantic.”